Monday, 29 December 2014
Fort Starlight by Claudia Zuluaga
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What a beautifully crafted novel. Full of swampy imagery, you can almost taste the mud and feel the sticky heat on the nape of your neck.
I really connected to this book: themes of families lost and gained, and chasing dreams that you don't feel you truly deserve struck a chord that really resonated with me.
The story is dark but hopeful, extraordinary but believable.
Be prepared to set aside a good chunk of reading time when you start this book, as you will unlikely be able to set it down.
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Saturday, 13 December 2014
- Don't dwell on the time your mother told you that you were a terrible person and that nobody would ever love you; it makes you anxious, and an anxious girlfriend is not a good girlfriend.
- Don't ask them to talk about their feelings. It makes them anxious, and good girlfriends don't make their partners anxious.
- Smile more. Good girlfriends smile more.
- Don't talk about your feelings. Talking about any feelings makes them anxious. See #2.
- Talk less in general. The less you talk, the less likely you're going to say something upsetting.
- Don't hold them accountable for their behaviour. Good girlfriends don't expect their partners to inconvenience themselves with consequences.
- Agree with what they have to say. Good girlfriends are agreeable.
- Don't make plans. Good girlfriends are always around as a backup when their partners' plans fall through.
- Love them more than you love you.
- Work hard to make the relationship work, so they don't have to. Good girlfriends don't let things fall apart.
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